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  1. OCCheetos

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The contracts weren't signed until 2013. The Trillium Line runs under Capital Railway which might explain the different numbering system. I don't feel like they'll change it. My bet is the FLIRTs will be numbered C10-C16. But why bother with numbers when we can call them by their names? Right? 😉
  2. OCCheetos

    PRESTO - Ottawa Discussion

    On Android if your device is NFC-capable you can tap your card against your phone to load it immediately instead of needing to wait 4-24 hours.
  3. OCCheetos

    PRESTO - Ottawa Discussion

    The official PRESTO app is now in open beta testing. https://www.prestocard.ca/en/about/presto-app
  4. OCCheetos

    The Trillium Line

    The Talents were put back up for auction recently. https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa=Main.Item&itemid=97&acctid=6620 As of now the highest bid is $2800.
  5. OCCheetos

    The Confederation Line [Under Construction]

    The Confederation Line now shows up in the route timetable page or the trip planner if you select a date of March 16, 2019 or later. http://www.octranspo.com/routes?lang=en&date=20190316&rte=1 http://plan.octranspo.com/plan/RouteSchedules?Date=2019-3-16&RouteKey=1~~Direction1&ShowOptions=false (no maps, yet) Edit: According to OC Transpo on Reddit (of all places) it's just for testing, for now.
  6. OCCheetos

    OC Bus Spottings

    6670 at Slater / Bay probably doing a run of the 44 Herongate but with "#Ottawa2021" on its headsign. Was that for the Canada Games? or is it something new?
  7. A question for the operators on this board: Recently on Reddit there was a discussion on articulated buses in snow and someone brought up the notion of an automatic lockout switch that disables the bus if it is in danger of jackknifing (or more like folding itself in half) and can only be re-enabled if a supervisor is present. Is there any truth to that?
  8. It's slightly more than a switch. More like an upgrade of the entire signal system. They have several new signal posts that aren't replacing anything and are entirely new.
  9. It's impressive how fast they managed to install all of those ticket machines on the Confederation Line while the ones on the South Eastern Transitway have been installed but non-operational for the last three months... 😥
  10. OCCheetos

    OC Bus Spottings

    Funny, I was just running down Pleasant Park to catch a 44 and saw the same thing. Side question: are 60 footers on the 49 late on Saturdays common?
  11. OCCheetos

    GOA transit news, info etc

    Another user previously mentioned that the plan was to have 7, although that probably changed since the sheet we've seen says 9, delivered in January (so they'd likely enter service between January and March i.e. Q1).
  12. OCCheetos

    GOA transit news, info etc

    They'll probably follow the existing Rack and Roll schedule as all buses have in the past so far.
  13. OCCheetos

    GOA transit news, info etc

    There's already the service disruptions thread which is where this kind of stuff is typically posted.
  14. OCCheetos

    OC Bus Spottings

    Why would our LFS's have sliding windows? Most new LFS's have tip-in windows.
  15. OCCheetos

    OC Transpo 2019 40' bus order

    I find the electric doors on the hybrids open much faster than the sliding air doors on the D40i's (or double deckers). I think the speed really depends on the style of door and I believe LFS's typically have rear doors that are similar to the ones you'd find on the D60LF(R)'s, but just not as wide.